It may be rubbish but it’s British rubbish.
July 16 11.30am
Fantastic. My poem about the President of Turkey having sex with a goat has sparked a military coup. Yet again, I, Boris Johnson strike a blow for freedom and democracy.
Details still sketchy. My Foreign Office flunkeys are running round like picaninnies trying to get more information but I find Twitter is the best source…instant information in nice short sentences I can understand…and always accurate too…FO briefing papers are far too long.
From what I can gather, President Erdogan of Turkey is religious and not keen on democracy whereas the army is big on democracy and not too keen on religion.
So what has this got to do with me? Well, Germany has a law against making fun of foreign leaders, so it prosecuted a comedian for suggesting President Erdogan likes shagging goats.
Well that worried me…if we stop people insulting foreigners then I’ll be out of a job. So, in support of free speech I wrote this little poem, which I think is rather good though I say so myself.
There was a young fellow from Ankara
Who was a terrific wankerer
Till he sowed his wild oats
With the help of a goat
But he didn’t even stop to thankera
Yes, I was jolly pleased with that but thought no more about it until it started appearing on Twitter getting rave reviews…anyway, long story short, it’s obviously inspired the democracy loving Turkish army to stage a coup…can’t blame them, who wants a goat shagging president?
I celebrated by putting out a tweet: Up yours Erdogan…and you Merkel for suppressing free speech.
Got a call from Theresa within minutes. Not best pleased with me. “Take down that tweet Boris, you fucking moron …
“But it’s true I said.
“No Boris. It’s not true. He doesn’t shag goats, the world doesn’t revolve around you, you didn’t inspire a coup, which in any case is failing..
“Failing, there’s nothing on Twitter about it failing…
“Check your FO briefings idiot. Erdogan is in charge, you can’t insult him and you can’t insult Angela…
“Oh it’s Angela now is it…girl power, whoopy do”…but she hung up.
Very disappointed in Theresa. Only been in charge two days and already employing censorship. Maybe I should write a poem about her.
There was a Prime Minister called May
Who was a pretty good shag so they say
But I wouldn’t know
Because I don’t have much dough
And as a Tory she says I must pay.
Maybe I should put that out on Twitter and see how Theresa likes it…shall I? In defence of free speech? On the other hand, quite like this cushy little number at the FO. Perhaps sleep on it and decide tomorrow.
July 15 – Just had an almighty bollocking from Theresa. All Gove’s fault…
July 14 – Rough as a badger’s arse this morning… just woken up. What was I drinking last night? What was I celebrating? Vague recollection of being in Number 10.